Rink Report

Rink Report: Senior Weekend Gives UND One More Shot to Secure Home-Ice in the Postseason

The Fighting Hawks play Omaha this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —¬†After a series split with Colorado College, UND hockey continues to find itself in a state of urgency before its final two games of the regular season. This weekend holds all the more weight as it still allows UND to control part of its own destiny. If the team can pull off the series sweep, they have…

Rink Report: UND Takes Care of Details in Preparation for Tough Stretch

The Fighting Hawks will play No. 1 St. Cloud State this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Part of North Dakota hockey’s recent struggles hasn’t been getting the lead in games, it’s been keeping it. The past four games has been much of the same for the Fighting Hawks. They get off to a two-goal lead over their opponent, but each time, they’ve failed to hold onto that lead. Members of the team…

Rink Report: Hawks Stressing the Importance of Teamwork Ahead of Alaska-Anchorage Series

UND has lost three conference games in a row

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND Hockey started out conference play 1-3, losing to both Miami and Western Michigan. The Hawks were swept at home against the Broncos last weekend, which the team says has been a bit of a wake-up call. Since taking a step back and reflecting on the losses, they say the issues are stemming from frustration and…

Rink Report: UND Riding Momentum into Miami-Ohio Series

Miami will be UND's first conference contest of the season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND Hockey has a ton of momentum on their side after winning four straight games against ranked opponents. That momentum comes at a great time as the Hawks gear up to face another ranked opponent, on the road at No. 19 Miami. The team says that momentum is especially important as they open up NCHC play….

Rink Report: UND Fine-Tuning its Offense Ahead of Minnesota State Series

The Mavericks won the WCHA conference championship in 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The struggle for UND hockey hasn’t been generating scoring opportunities. The Hawks have shot the puck 84 times in their first two contests. The issue is they’ve only scored two goals off of those chances. So this week with No. 7 Minnesota State coming to town, the Hawks have placed extra emphasis on finishing. “We have…

Rink Report: St. Cloud State Series Serves as a Lesson Learned for UND Hockey

UND garnered two points in its last series with St. Cloud State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND Hockey garnered just two points last week against the top-seeded St. Cloud State Huskies. A pair of points happens to be enough to clinch the fourth and final home ice spot in the NCHC Quarterfinals. UND will now host Omaha this coming weekend. Nonetheless, the hawks are saying they are taking away much more than…

Rink Report: UND’s Peter Thome To Start Against Miami University

Cam Johnson, who started in 75 of the hawks last 78 games, was sidelined last week with an injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND senior goaltender Cam Johnson who started in 75 of the Hawks’ last 78 games was sidelined last week with an injury, which meant freshman Peter Thome would get his first collegiate start. In his Friday debut Thome saved 36 shots, the most of any UND debuting goalie this century. The hawks expect a similar performance…

Rink Report: UND Hockey Focusing on a Faster Start this Friday Night

The Hawks lost last Friday's game against Colorado College.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND hockey is returning to non-conference play this weekend when the Hawks visit the Badgers out in Wisconsin. A major point of emphasis for UND is coming out strong on Friday night, an area the Hawks have struggled so far this season. “I think when you drill it all down Fridays have not been as successful…

Rink Report: UND not Overlooking Colorado College

The Tigers split a series against the Fighting Hawks last season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a split against Minnesota at home last weekend, North Dakota hockey is on the road this Friday and Saturday to open up conference play. The Fighting Hawks hang onto their No. 4 ranking, and now they’re working on making sure the upcoming pair of contests against Colorado College don’t turn into a trap series. “These…

Rink Report: UND Expects Raucous Crowd at West Regional

UND faces BU Friday at 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. —¬†This is the second time in three years that the West Regional will be at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Both No. 2 Boston University and No. 3 North Dakota know what kind of crowd to expect Friday given the demographic of the area. “I don’t think you need to talk to too many people to anticipate what’s going…